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My journey began at 200 lbs with a goal to lose a total of 70 lbs.

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Initially I lost about 40 lbs. In Jan 2017, I injured my shoulder and foot in an accident leading to steroid injections, surgery and physical therapy. Recovery was slow; I regained a lot of weight and developed other health issues that further impacted my progress. In 2018, a check-up revealed that my BP and cholesterol were also dangerously high.

Determined not to live on meds, I decided to focus on lifestyle and dietary changes. Join me on my journey to health!

August 2020 Update
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Returned to doctor for general exam & the results were fantastic!

Weight Loss: Down from 200 lbs to now 169 lbs
Blood Pressure: Down from 150/89 in 2019 to NOW at 132/70.
Previous Cholesterol was: Total 288 (HDL 48, LDL 197, TG 217)
Aug 2020 Cholesterol now: Total 232 (HDL 51, LDL 162, TG 96)


Member Since: 5/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 144,612

My Goals:
To go from 200 lbs to weigh 135 lbs. and wear size 10 again.
To avoid blood pressure and cholesterol medications.
To get strong, fit & healthy, and have more energy.


My Program:
Following old WW exchange-based diet/program. 1-2 liters water daily.
Exercise/activity 60-90 minutes/day. Strength training 3 x a week.
Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds programs
Also using SparkPeople Workout DVDs and others.



Personal Information:
My name is Karen. I love people, sharing life experiences, and learning about different cultures and foods. Favorite foods (so far) are Italian, Mexican, Chinese,Thai and Middle Eastern. Also I am Christian - I love God and I love the Word of God - Jesus is my Savior and Lord! Spiritual influences include: Joseph Prince, Creflo Dollar, Andrew Wommack, Keith Moore, & Kenneth & Gloria Copeland. I also love animals/nature, living in the country, walking/hiking and fitness, writing, history, art. Enjoy classic, sci-fi & mystery novels. Love Dr. Who (old and new series!) and old movies 40s-50s-60s (TCM) & action/drama films (eg. Bourne series). I am also an artist... see paintings in photo gallery.


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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done. Amelia Earhart
    3 hours ago
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    I invite you to slip off your old, worn out, familiar bad habits -
    which never really fit who you truly are -
    and slip into something new, and far more fabulous.
    ~Karen Salmansohn~
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    Self-Confidence is the Best Outfit.
    Rock It & Own It.
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    May your clothes be comfy,
    your coffee be strong,
    and your Monday be short
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    Just stopping by to wish you a nice new week Karen emoticon
    3 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    “It’s choice not chance that determines our destiny.”
    -Jean Nidetch
    hello Monday emoticon emoticon emoticon

    “Things do not change; we change.”
    –Henry David Thoreau

    since it was me day thought a movie would be fun
    Put Sleepless in Seattle in but we had no problems sleeping
    we woke up in time see the credits
    hugs form me snuggles and wet kisses from Racey
    14 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 5/16/2021 9:51:46 PM
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    (¸☆´I Meant to Do My Work Today

    I meant to do my work today—
    But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
    And a butterfly flitted across the field,
    And all the leaves were calling me.

    And the wind went sighing over the land,
    Tossing the grasses to and fro,
    And a rainbow held out its shining hand—
    So what could I do but laugh and go?
    by
    Richard Le Gallienne


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    Morning Karen, Hope you have a soothing Sunday, my day of rest. It is raining so good thing. I hope we can go out for a bit later. Otherwise I will find things to do inside. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. Albert Schweitzer
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    1 day ago
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